General District Court
Beginning Wednesday, April 8, 2020, the Sheriff’s Office will initiate temperature screening of visitors at the main entrances of both courthouses as a condition of entry.
Screeners will be masked and gloved. If anyone is turned away for having a temperature at or above 100 degrees WHO IS ALSO A PARTICIPANT IN A HEARING, the Sheriff’s Office will immediately advise the presiding judge. Such persons MAY still participate in a scheduled hearing by telephone from outside the courthouse AT THE DISCRETION OF THE PRESIDING JUDGE.
Current Information Regarding Court Operations & Public Services
- Courts’ Joint Press Release (PDF), issued Monday, March 16, 2020 at 5:15 p.m.
- Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court for the County of Chesterfield - Public Notice (PDF), updated March 30, 2020.
- Circuit Court Clerk’s Service Delivery Plan (PDF), updated Monday, March 30, 2020.
- General District Court’s Public Notice (PDF), updated Wednesday, April 1, 2020.
With the assistance of many departments and agencies, Chesterfield Courts are making progress on a project to upgrade audio-visual technology in all 17 courtrooms.
About General District Court
The General District Court presides over:
- Civil cases
- involving amounts up to $25,000
- recovery of personal property
- Small claims
- Up to $5,000
- personal property valued up to $5,000
- Criminal Cases
- Felony preliminary hearings
- Misdemeanor trials
- Traffic Court
Cases for all three divisions can be accessed by docket number or name on the Virginia Judicial System Website.
Access Cases Online
- Log into the Virginia Judicial System website.
- Select General District Court under Case Status and Information.
- Select “Chesterfield GDC”
- Access by Name, Case Number, or Date
This website contains general information and is not intended as legal advice. Federal, state and local laws and/or rules, regulations and policies of the Supreme Court of Virginia and/or the Chesterfield General District Courts take precedence in the event this website's information is, in any way, inconsistent. Information will be updated as soon as possible after changes in laws, rules, regulations and policies.